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intel g840 build

hi guys is this a good build?
budget will be 400$

Intel G840 (2.8G) 3mb Pentium DC
G.Skill RipJaws 8gb 1333 (10666CL9D) 2x4
Inno3D GTX550 Ti 1gb ddr5 192bit hdmi
Cooler Master Elite K350 with Window
Asrock H61M-DGS H61 VSL
500gb WDigital Blue
FSP HEXA HE500 (Eff>80%) 500w

so are they good?will i be able to play high settings on games?
like bf3,ac3,nfs most wanted..etc.. will be playing at 1920x1080p reso
im really in a tight budget cant raise it anymore..so wat you think guys

is this a good build?
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  1. Not high settings but seems like a decent budget build.
  2. whats ur budget and country of origin?
  3. ok tnx so are they good enough?no complications on parts?im planning to upgrade my cpu in the future maybe nxt yr..or a couple of months..
  4. im from Philippines..my budget will be 400$ - 420$ and here is where i get all of them http://pcx.com.ph/
  5. well for the price i guess this is ur best bet dude. dont think i can do better.

    u can play games on low and medium with that depending on games.
  6. ok i see thank you very much...appreciate it..how about the parts are they good together?
  7. not bad except that mobo doesnt have great features and no overclocking.
  8. yeah cant find a good one with a same price so i kinda stick to it,,,and i think i will not oc..so i guess this is good?
  9. yea be fine at ur level of budget :)
  10. If you could save just a little bit more you could get an i3 2120 and get some more performance out of your machine.

    It's a difference of 40 bucks or so.
  11. Actually check this build out, should give you marked performance upgrade from the one you posted:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $413.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 15:54 EST-0500)
  12. hes from phillipines not shur whats the shipping charges to asia is.
  13. a gamer doesnt need 8 gig of RAM

    use a 2 x 2 gig kit instead
    and spend any money you save on upgrading processor or graphics

    with that graphics card you will be fine with a 400 watt psu
  14. yes some games use more than 2 gigs of ram+os uses a few, 4 isnt enought.
  15. iceclock said:
    yes some games use more than 2 gigs of ram+os uses a few, 4 isnt enought.


    4 gig of RAM is more than enough for almost every gamer build .

    A game is a 32 bit program and cant ever use more than about 3.3 gig of RAM , at most, for the same reason a 32 bit operating system cant .
    Windows installs typically use 7-800 MB meaning that there is enough left over for the game .

    You can check this yourself. Run your game in a window . Have Task manager open in another window and you can see immediately how much RAM is actually being used .
  16. guitaroo said:
    If you could save just a little bit more you could get an i3 2120 and get some more performance out of your machine.

    It's a difference of 40 bucks or so.



    not really here the i3 3220 cost half of the g840 and the i3 2120 is 2 dollars less...
    im planing it to upgrade to i5 in a couple of months or a yr.
  17. kumijante said:
    not really here the i3 3220 cost half of the g840 and the i3 2120 is 2 dollars less...
    im planing it to upgrade to i5 in a couple of months or a yr.



    Then buy a better motherboard
  18. guitaroo said:
    Actually check this build out, should give you marked performance upgrade from the one you posted:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $413.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 15:54 EST-0500)



    yeah i alrdy saw that build..but im planning to upgrade it to i5
  19. that makes no sense, the 3220 is worth more, how the heck can it cost half less of a less good processor such as g840?, explain pls.
  20. Outlander_04 said:
    Then buy a better motherboard



    hmmm...ok ill look to that and see if i can squeeze more juice...really tight budget...T_T

    tnx for your help guys really appreciate it
  21. iceclock said:
    that makes no sense, the 3220 is worth more, how the heck can it cost half less of a less good processor such as g840?, explain pls.



    hahah sory iceclock i mean g840 is half a price of the i3 3220 here
  22. ah ok,

    link me to the website u use, and ur maximum budget in ur currency? i can help maybe
  23. hers the link...http://pcx.com.ph/


    my budget will be 17 thousand php..
    or 417$
    dont want amd just intel
  24. after looking, ur right, u got the best u can afford for the price.
  25. iceclock said:
    after looking, ur right, u got the best u can afford for the price.


    yeah tnx for your help iceclock really appreciate it....tnx again and godbless
  26. anytime dude, ;)
  27. iceclock said:
    anytime dude, ;)


    hey iceclock one last thing...how about this build

    Intel Core i3-3220 (3.3G) 3mb
    MSI B75MA-P45
    500gb Seagate Barracuda
    G.Skill Sniper 8gb 1600 (12800CL9D-SR2)2x4
    ANTEC NEO ECO 520w
    Cooler Master Elite K350 with Window

    no video card...i still got my gt240 drr5
    so what do you think this one or the g840 build?
  28. this one gonna be alot faster.

    go with this :)
  29. iceclock said:
    this one gonna be alot faster.

    go with this :)



    ok ty verry much ill go with the i3 build tnx a bunch iceclock help me alot
  30. shur anytime dude.
  31. No, the G840 build is a lot faster due to its 550 Ti.
  32. hmmmmm then i need more reply's then....need more opinion
  33. Best answer
    i meant its faster cpu wise, oh course the 550ti is faster, but its smarter to get better cpu than upgrade videocard imo.
  34. Best answer selected by kumijante.
  35. ok tnx again iceclock :D
  36. no problem anytime kumi :)
  37. For a gaming system you're wrong iceclock, GPU is much more important.
  38. listen i agree with the gpu it be faster in gaming, i dint say otherwise, i meant overall system speed. he can always buy a gpu later. thats what i meant. u misread my comment.
  39. hey guys need you help for building my desktop, i had already purchased a asrock h61m/u3s3 motherboard and now i am stuck in the middle for rest of the components. i have created a rough list of product ie. cooler master elite 431 plus case or cooler master k350 case, HIS AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6670 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card,G.Skill NT DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT) x 2, Seasonic SS400BT PSU, Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS) and intel i3 3240 or intel i3 3220 or intel g2010 (totaly confused). this is my first time of building own desktop so need your guidance and suggestion best available for be to built a low budget gaming desktop able enough to run all the games available.please help me.need u guy
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